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Key Points

  • South Africa announced intentions to introduce a point-based immigration system, a trusted employer scheme, and a new remote work visa


The government of South Africa announced changes to its immigration system. These changes include:

  • Establishing a more flexible point-based immigration system geared towards attracting skilled foreign nationals
  • Implementing a trusted employer scheme to make the visa process easier for large investors
  • Streamlining visa application requirements

The government will also introduce a remote work visa and a special dispensation for high-growth start-ups.

What are the Changes?

On February 9, 2023, the government of South Africa announced that it would work to implement new changes to its immigration system. The government shared that these measures would be taken to attract highly skilled foreign nationals to the country.

Looking Ahead

The government is expected to release further information on implementing these changes in the coming weeks. Continue to check the government of South Africa’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Presidency of South Africa

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